Two Russian children, eight-year-old Adlan Dakaev and nine-year-old Khadija Huseinova, who had been taken by their parents to Iraq when they joined self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS), were returned to the arms of their relatives in Grozny, on Thursday September 14. The footage shows relatives spending time with the kids. According to the grandmother of Khadija, «I am very... Еще grateful to our president for all that he does, for helping our children. If not for him, then most likely they could not take it from there.» Adlan's mother pointed out that «at first, there was pain, then joy. As soon as we saw him, we could not come back to ourselves. It was very difficult. Thank God he was returned to us.» Reportedly, a number of Russian-speaking children are still in Iraqi orphanages across the country. Their relatives remain hopeful to see the kids safe back in their home.